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  • Challenges and Opportunities For LBM Dealers
  • An American Cultural Revolution is Killing Cookie Cutter Homes -- Here's What Homebuilders are Selling Instead
  • New White Paper: McCabe Lumber Generates Precise Take-Offs in Half the Time
  • HUD Budget Cuts Shake the Housing Industry
  • News Briefs
  • Industry Events
Challenges and Opportunities For LBM Dealers

When I think about the state of our industry, I see several major challenges as well as clear opportunities for us to make meaningful progress on the issues that are most important to our members.

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Take a Stand Against Mice.

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Use Mouse Shield to keep mice and pests outside where they belong. Seal gaps and cracks inside garages, attics, crawl spaces, basements, under sinks, around pipes/electrical penetrations or any areas where pests, insects or drafts can enter homes and living spaces.

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An American Cultural Revolution is Killing Cookie Cutter Homes -- Here's What Homebuilders are Selling Instead

The cookie-cutter neighborhood is an iconic American symbol of suburbia — the architecture is uniform, the lawns manicured, the colors drawn from the same palate. Facades of the houses may vary, but local kids immediately know where to find the bathroom or kitchen when entering a neighbor's home, since it's structured exactly like their own. From above, the streets exhibit a striking similarity.

Read the whole story at Business Insider

Contractor Sentiment Sees Boost Post Trump Election​

BlueTarp’s quarterly Index shows how the health of the building supply industry is trending, compared to last year, by taking a look at driving factors:

BlueTarp proprietary contractor spend and delinquency ​
Building permits ​
Consumer confidence ​ ​
Construction spend

Register to download BlueTarp’s Q4 Index and review the factors influencing the overall state of the industry.

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New White Paper: McCabe Lumber Generates Precise Take-Offs in Half the Time

McCabe Lumber is the envy of the Cincinnati-regional lumber and building materials industry. They have a stunning showroom, a long list of interior and exterior building products, and an in-house truss and wall panel component manufacturing operation. With a staff of 120 and around $40 million in annual revenue, McCabe serves several hundred regular customers, where McCabe sees a high concentration of custom and production home builders.

Register and download at LBM Journal

DeckWise® Altitudes Pedestal™ System

Displaying DeckWise250x300.gifThe engineers at DeckWise® developed the Altitudes Pedestal™ System to transform underutilized sloped roof tops, concrete patios, and balconies into beautiful outdoor living spaces. Pedestals will support and elevate 24" x 24" Ipe hardwood deck tiles over multiple substrate slopes for a perfectly level deck tile surface with a load bearing capacity of up to 1,200 lbs. per pedestal.

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HUD Budget Cuts Shake the Housing Industry

The Trump administration promised to cut domestic spending, and this seemed to be confirmed in preliminary budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. The plan would cut more than $6 billion in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Read the whole story at The M Report


Dricon Fire retardant treated woodDricon® Fire retardant treated wood has been repeatedly called “over-engineered” since its launch in 1981, but after 35 years of performance excellence, we’re ok with that.

Whether you’re using plywood or lumber, Dricon® has an unmatched record of protection against flame spread, smoke development, rot and decay. We back that up with a 40 year roof-system warranty against heat degradation, and the industry’s only preservative warranty on fire retardant wood.

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News Briefs

Hammond Lumber Co. Names Mike Hammond President, CEO MORE

Fire Destroys Fifth-Generation Indiana Lumberyard MORE

FP Supply to Distribute Derby Building Products MORE

Industry Events


March 27-29, National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference, Washington, DC

April 5-7, Lumbermen’s Association of Texas & Louisiana (LAT) Annual Convention & Buying Show, Grapevine, TX,

May 4-5, East Coast Builders Conference, Atlanta, GA,

May 19-22, Do it Best Spring Market, Indianapolis, IN,

Aug. 24-26, Orgill Fall Dealer Market, Boston,

Sept. 7-8, LBM Strategies Conference, Frisco, TX,

Sept. 25-27, True Value Fall Reunion, Chicago.

Oct. 13-16, Do it Best Fall Market, Indianapolis, IN,

Nov. 8-10, NAWLA Trader’s Market, Chicago, IL,